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Joseph A. Ferris III Energy stocks saw the biggest gains on the S&P 500 as oil prices rallied, and the index closed relatively flat. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 18,053.62 +76.58 (0.43%) S&P 500: 2,096.75 +4.32 (0.21%) Nasdaq: 4,976.81 -11.44 (-0.23%) And now, the top stories on Tuesday: Retail sales rose 0.9% Read More

The three major indices are trading mixed today with the Dow (^DJI) and S&P 500 (^GSPC) in the green and the Nasdaq (^IXIC) in the red following some bank earnings and a slightly disappointing March retail sales number. Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today. Retail salesMarch Read More

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Stocks are all over the place. Near 11:20 am ET, the Dow was up 35 points, the S&P 500 was up less than 1 points, and the Nasdaq was down 17 points.  Earlier in the session stocks quickly fell deep into negative territory before rebounding.  Wall Street earnings Read More

Flickr/missouridivisionoftourism Stocks slid into the close after a rally this morning that briefly took the Nasdaq above 5,000 for the first time in three weeks. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,977.04 -80.61 (-0.45%) S&P 500: 2,092.43 -9.63 (-0.46%) Nasdaq: 4,988.25 -7.73 (-0.15%) And now, the top stories on Monday: Netflix shares rallied by Read More

It’s a day of green arrows for the major indices with the Nasdaq (^IXIC) above 5,000 once again, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) bumping up against all-time highs and the Dow (^DJI) moving further above 18,000. Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today. The race for the White Read More

Stocks (^GSPC) are getting off to a solid start this morning with the Nasdaq  (^IXIC) above the 5,000 level as investors gear up for a busy week of earnings with big financial firms such as JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Well Fargo (WFC) reporting results tomorrow. Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Task says the market could be in Read More

REUTERS/Matt Sullivan Stocks rallied to close higher for the week as the Dow moved back above 18,000 and General Electric had its best one-day performance in five years.  First, the scoreboard:  Dow: 18,057.65 +98.92 (0.55%) S&P 500: 2,102.06 +10.88 (0.52%) Nasdaq: 4,995.98 +21.41 (0.43%) And now, the top stories on Friday: Read More

The three major stock indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) started the day higher but a jump in jobless claims and digestion of lackluster earnings have sent stocks into the red, though only slightly.Here are some of the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today. Chinese strengthDespite headlines extolling an economic slowdown and investors Read More

Shutterstock Stocks are rallying and the Dow crossed the 18,000 for the first time since early March. Near 11:00 a.m. ET, the Dow was up 64 points, the S&P 500 was up 7 points and the Nasdaq was up 11 points. General Electric’s massive sale of its assets is the big news Read More

REUTERS/Tomas Bravo Oil prices collapsed after government data showed the biggest weekly build of US inventories since 2001. Stocks closed higher but little changed after the release of the Minutes from the March FOMC meeting.  First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,902.51 +27.09 (0.15%) S&P 500: 2,081.90 +5.57 (0.27%) Nasdaq: 4,950.82 +40.59 (0.83%) And Read More